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July 19, 2021

Healthy Recipe: Cauliflower Cream Mac and Cheese

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Enjoy a healthier and delicious twist on a comfort food favorite with this cauliflower cream mac and cheese recipe. Made with all your favorite flavors and a helping of fresh cauliflower, this dish will leave you feeling satisfied and well nourished.

Cauliflower Cream Mac and Cheese – makes 8 servings

• 1 tablespoon of olive oil
• 1 large onion, diced
• 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
• 2 large heads of cauliflower
• 4 cups of vegetable broth
• 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
• ½ to 1 cup of any type of milk
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 (one) 12 oz. box of elbow or rotini macaroni (whole wheat or added-fiber pasta recommended)
• 1 ¼ cups of any cheese, like cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, make cauliflower cream: Add oil to a pan and sauté onion and garlic until cooked. Meanwhile, add cauliflower and broth to a pot and boil 7-10 minutes, or until tender (do not drain). Add cauliflower, 1 cup cooking liquid, onion-garlic mix, mustard, milk, and salt and pepper to blender, blend until smooth.
  4. Place cooked pasta and cream into a baking dish. Mix, then top with cheese.
  5. Bake for 15-20 mins, or until cheese is melted and dish is bubbling.

Nutritional Information (per 1 cup serving):
Calories: 350
Fat: 9g
Saturated fat: 1g
Protein: 12g
Fiber 8g

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